Author Topic: 2018 Christmas Bleakness News Roundup Thread  (Read 1701 times)

Blue Jam

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Re: 2018 Christmas Bleakness News Roundup Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2018, 10:50:10 PM »
Not a busy night. Pubs shutting early. Wasted person-hours reporting on this. It’s Durham, not Middlesbrough ffs

Yep. That whole article can be summed up with "In 2018, no-one died".

Wrexham is where it's at.

imitationleather

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Re: 2018 Christmas Bleakness News Roundup Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2018, 12:53:17 AM »
Pleased it ended up such a washout. Saw that page this afternoon and was a bit like, "Dunno if the Chronicle should be helping southerners sneer at the North, like. All this will be on Mail Online tomorrow."

Blue Jam

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Re: 2018 Christmas Bleakness News Roundup Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2018, 12:40:17 PM »
I'm just shocked to see so many Christmas jumpers. I didn't know anyone in the North East even owned a jumper. They must all have been roasting.

BlodwynPig

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Re: 2018 Christmas Bleakness News Roundup Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2018, 06:15:39 PM »
I'm just shocked to see so many Christmas jumpers. I didn't know anyone in the North East even owned a jumper. They must all have been roasting.

Southern students and foreigners judging by accents. And a few metrosexual noveau-lads

Twed

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Re: 2018 Christmas Bleakness News Roundup Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2018, 06:24:36 PM »
Nobody has quoted the best bit of that elf spitting story:

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She also verbally abused other elves, said Karen Eve

KAREN EVE. That is exactly the name that somebody who is an official representative of Christmas should have. The "Karen" brings it right down to Earth, reminding you that Lapland has office workers.

Blue Jam

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Re: 2018 Christmas Bleakness News Roundup Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2019, 05:26:14 PM »
Late entry:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-46825079

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A venue that put on a "spectacularly bad" pantomime has offered a refund to all customers who paid to see it.

Jack and the Beanstalk at Chippenham's Neeld Community and Arts Centre was billed as boasting a "sparkling set and glittering costumes".

But one disgruntled punter said: "there were only three people, no scenery, they couldn't sing or dance."

The show ran from 27-29 December, and was sold out, with standard tickets priced at £7.00.

Posting on the 158-seat venue's Facebook page, ticket-buyer Natalie Uff described the panto as "awful".

"At one point they were talking to voices in the wings as they ran out of people,"
she said.

I think I paid £30 to see Noises Off, £7 for this sounds like a bargain.